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Overheats in town driving or at idle. radiator waterpump thermostadt bigger fan replaced no help. worked fine before emitions recall.

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Did you return to the dealer that did the "recall" work and have them check over what they did?
    Can't understand what you have done because you did not use commas. radiator waterpump or radiator, waterpump etc.(big difference)
    EGR can change operating temps but usually not that much.What is the actual engine temp? Is the electric fan coming on?



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Sounds like it could be timing, cracked head, bad head gasket, or any combo of the above. Easy way to tell is to remove the radiator cap, start it up, and watch and see if there are bubbles present in the coolant. If so, you have a bad head or head gasket.

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